Indirect Procurement Buyer (Temporary 12 months)
Basiglio, Lombardy
2 gg fa

Indirect Procurement Buyer (Temporary 12 months)

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

As Indirect Procurement Buyer in Italy, you will play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

  • Procurement plays a major role in ensuring that AstraZeneca pays a fair price for goods and services to reinvest the savings into our pipeline and that our suppliers are committed to help us in delivering our projects on or ahead of time;
  • reducing risk in the delivery of our pipeline; operating our business efficiently; innovating to keep us at the forefront of the industry.

    As Indirect Procurement Buyer you will develop the best buying strategies to ensure that the most appropriate goods and services are selected on the basis of price, quality, delivery times and services support.

    If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do join us.


    Your responsibilities comprise the following aspects :

  • Being accountable for sourcing activities within a key area of spend in commercial categories
  • Sourcing good or services and leading the preparation of and solicit competitive bids, quotations and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions;
  • leading development of evaluation approach and assessments

  • Developing contracts and leading negotiation on agreements for the supply of both standard and be-spoke products and services with new and existing suppliers
  • Maintaining supplier relationships for the assigned categories and resolving supplier issues including escalated cases
  • Advising on development of sourcing approaches based on Category Strategy and overseeing the introduction of new and modified products and services with appropriate departments
  • Maintaining a cost reduction, cost avoidance, cost containment program and reporting it via the value database
  • Supporting in data collection, elaboration and analysis
  • Manage all activities and Account relationship according with Company Values, Code of Conduct, Guidelines / Internal procedures relating to people, finance, technology, security and SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) and local, national and regional legislation.

  • Bachelor / Master’s Degree preferably in Economics
  • Minimum 2-3 years of work experience within Procurement in Indirect Spend management
  • Proved ability to manage multiple projects / tasks effectively
  • Ability to work in team
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Ability to build partnership with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communications and influencing skills
  • Oral and written fluency in Italian and English
  • Willingness to work abroad in the future
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